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Why and How Personalized Learning is Transforming Texas Education

Texas schools are shifting rapidly from print to digital content, and these blended environments are enabling a new level of personalized learning in …

Education

Here comes the charter school sneak attack: This is how a bipartisan education reform bill turns into a disaster for our kids

The Every Student Succeeds Act had wide support, but its real effect will be determined by its interpretation<p>Everyone talks about the “do-nothing Congress” and how Republican obstruction has neutered the federal government. But recently there was one policy area where warring parties in Congress …

Why Teachers Participate in Twitter Chats (and What's Coming Next)

Teachers who want to expand their knowledge, share instructional resources, and interact with others who have complementary professional interests are discovering that class is always in session thanks to the hundreds of regularly scheduled Twitter chats that happen each week.<p>Collaborative …

L .E. A. D. E. R.

<i>"The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things." - Ronald</i> …

Leadership

Secret Teacher: I refuse to be a Kardashian with a PGCE

Social media has brought out our vanity and self-pity, with superstar teachers and their uncritical followers creating a toxic culture of one-upmanship<p>I used to love going out on a course and learning stuff. The chance to meet new people, share resources, get ideas and a free lunch. The best …

Education

How I Took Control Over My Own Professional Development

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Professional Development

10 great TED talks every educator should watch

In today’s blog we share 10 of our favourite TED talks for and by educators. They’re a great way to keep up with the latest teaching techniques, as …

How To Plan Better Professional Development

[Only 16 days until the release of our book, Building School 2.0! Pre-order it today!]So… after yesterday’s post, several folks asked me to talk …

Professional Development

The Educator's Guide to Creating Connections

Supplements<p>Key features<p>Learn how Connected Education impacts every aspect of education from policy to professional learning to student voice<br>• Gain …

Education

Getting Smart on Personalization and Privacy

<i>Authored by Aimee Rogstad Guidera, Paige Kowalski, Erin Lockett, Karla Phillips, Carri Schneider and Tom Vander Ark</i> <br>Download the Bundle<p>Getting Smart …

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The Globalized Classroom: 18 Resources for 2015

All humans are citizens of the world, and teaching that fact to children in school can make them more sensitive to global issues and inspire them to …

Education

My Approach To Digital Content Curation

<b>My Approach To Digital Content Curation</b>by <b>Steven Anderson</b>, Presenter at tlipad.com.I spend a great deal of time looking up stuff. Whether that stuff …

Information Overload

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I am a Teacher, Not a Hero

Yes, I am a teacher. No, I am not a hero. I am not a martyr. Nor am I a saint, knight in shining armor or wizard. I am a teacher. I eat M&Ms, wear …

Education

What Does a 21st Century Classroom Look Like: Inquiry

21st Century

KQED

<b>By GABRIELLE EMANUEL, NPR</b><p><i>This fall the NPR Ed team is celebrating great teachers and examining what makes great teaching.</i><p>When Amanda Siepiola steps …